Browsing: Henrik Lundqvist

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323 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) I know you guys don’t want to hear the glass-half-full stuff, so I’ll just blurt it out and get it over with. I didn’t think the Rangers were outplayed at all, especially at 5-on-5, in this game. I thought they defended pretty well and a lot of guys…

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499 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Capitals

Game 39. Rangers at Capitals. The post-Christmas break ends, and the Rangers begin a five-game road trip that will take them into 2014 and the second half of the season. Ya boys have won two in a row and are 3-1-1 in their last five, with a hideous loss…

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583 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve! Thoughts: 1) The non-existent quick whistle. How is that play not blown dead? I mean, there are so many layers to this onion. How does the referee tell Brad Richards, according to Alain Vigneault, that if the puck didn’t go in on the…

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466 It’s Go Time! … Maple Leaves at Rangers

Game 38. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Happy Festivus! The Rangers close out their franchise-record nine-game homestand tonight, and they do it coming off their best game of the homestand, and in a while, last night against Minnesota. The Rangers are 2-4-2 on the homestand, and 3-4-2 would feel a…

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264 Rangers-Wilds in review

Happy Festivus! We will begin with the airing of grievances, followed by the feats of strength. Thoughts: 1) That was one of the Rangers’ best games of the season, and the second was one of the best periods of the season, and the third wasn’t too far behind. Why? Because…

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280 It’s Go Time! … Wilds at Rangers

Game 37. Wilds at Rangers. Happy Festivus Eve! Get the pole out of the crawlspace. Mercifully, this nine-game homestand is winding down, with tonight’s game against the Wildebeests and tomorrow’s Festivus contest against the Maple Leaves. Then the Rangers go on the road for five straight … in other…

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378 Rangers-Islanders in review

Thoughts: 1) The homestand to hell. At some point, if not soon then later, the Rangers will rue the points they hacked up on this nine-gamer, whether it be the points that make them fight for their lives the final days of the season or the points that keep them…

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597 It’s Go Time! … Islanders at Rangers

Game 36. Islanders at Rangers. … Or Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals for the Islanders. The Rangers have played two consecutive shootouts, a skills competition win over Calgary and a tiddly-winks loss to the Penguins. They are 1-3-2 on this nine-game homestand, which winds up with Minnesota…

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314 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) As you know, I completely agree with what Brad Richards said post-game. That you don’t judge how a team played in a hockey game based on the coin-flip that is the skills competition. Because, as you know, I always maintain that it’s not part of the hockey game,…

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651 It’s Go Time! … Penguins at Rangers

Game 35. Penguins at Rangers. Ya boys come in on a one-game winning streak, albeit a win in one of those gimmicky things they sometimes hold after the hockey portion of the evening is over. They are 1-3-1 on the nine-game homestand so far. Dylan McIlrath comes out of…

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1038 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) Funny how the shootout changes everything. A stupid breakaway contest can warp your appreciation, or lack thereof, for what went on in this game, which sure wasn’t great, and sure wasn’t against a great opponent. Though, to be honest, I thought the Rangers did get better as this…

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93 Rangers 4, Flames 3 (shootout) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Flames 3 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: – The Rangers defeated the Calgary Flames, 4-3, in the shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden, as the team continued their franchise-record nine-game homestand. Benoit Pouliot notched the game-deciding goal in…

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741 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) Where to begin?  Well, that’s actually pretty simple. The Rangers have a ton of holes, they have a dearth of skill and they are soft. OK, fine. But none of that matters if the guy in the net doesn’t stop the puck. They can fix some of their…

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275 Blue Jackets 4, Rangers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the Rangers: Blue Jackets 4, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, as the team continued their franchise-record nine-game homestand. –        The Blueshirts are now 15-17-1 overall…

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